Hi Neil, I am also trying to locate Dows in the Aberdeen and Sutherland area and would be pleased to learn of anything you might have of interest. My great grandmother was ROBINA DOW who was born in BRORA, CLYNE, in Sutherland. Born in 1846 she married JAMES BRODIE of Aberdeen in 1864. Her father was WILLIAM DOW and her mother was MARGARET GRANT. They had several children in SCOTLAND before moving to South Shilds on Tyneside in England about 1885. William b. 1865 Margaret b. 1868 James b. 1870 Donald b. 1875 Robina b. 1878 Jonathon D. b. 1881 Jessie b. 1884 Born in England :- Elizabeth Jane b. 1886 (my grandmother) Edward b. 1889
Whilst this might not tie in I hope it is of some interest. Please get back to me.